LGBTQ Survivors Panel

In honor of Pride Month, RAINN recently held a survivor summit with three inspiring LGBTQ members of the RAINN Speakers Bureau to discuss identity, gender, resilience, and healing after sexual trauma

Jordan Masciangelo is a survivor and has been working in survivor advocacy and outreach for more than 13 years. He currently serves as special projects manager for MenHealing, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping male-identifying survivors heal from sexual trauma.

Healing After Child Sexual Abuse

When a perpetrator intentionally harms a minor physically, psychologically, sexually, or by acts of neglect, the crime is known as child abuse. Child sexual abuse, also known as CSA, is a form of child abuse that includes sexual activity with a victim under the age of 18 years old. While there are many forms of child sexual abuse, and CSA does not need to include physical contact between a perpetrator and a child, it’s important to know that, at no point can a child consent to any form of sexual activity and sexual advances — period.

Healing After Child Sexual Abuse

What are healthy healing mechanisms that child sexual abuse survivors can do/participate in that can help in the healing journey?

During the healing journey, many feelings may resurface in the body and in the mind, and it can be hard to get through simple day to day tasks. This is normal. Understanding that healing is not a linear process is a good place to start. Healing can be up and down. It can be like an upward spiral. Below are a few strategies that you might find helpful on your healing journey:

RAINN Statement on the Reversal of Bill Cosby’s Conviction

Washington, D.C. – RAINN today released the following statement following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturning Bill Cosby’s conviction for sexual assault:

“We are deeply disappointed in today’s ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and by the message this decision sends to the brave survivors who came forward to seek justice for what Bill Cosby did to them. This is not justice.” - Scott Berkowitz, president, RAINN

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How to Support RAINN this SAAPM

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Join College Students on April 8 in Raising Awareness on RAINN Day 2021

RAINN Day is an annual day of awareness and action about sexual violence held on college campuses around the country during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This year, RAINN Day will be held on Thursday, April 8.

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month 2021: How to Get Involved

This Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#SAAPM), RAINN is making it easy for you to get involved virtually as we show support for survivors, take action, and help raise awareness of sexual violence online and in your community.

RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline Experiences Nearly 20% Increase in Calls Following Airings of Allen v. Farrow on HBO Max

Washington, D.C. – RAINN released the following statement after its National Sexual Assault Hotline experienced an average increase of nearly 20% in calls following airings of episodes of Allen v. Farrow on HBO Max:

Interview: Directors of Allen v. Farrow on the Power of Film to Spark Important Conversations

Films and television have the power to create lasting societal change. For the past nine years, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering have been at the forefront of changing the narrative on sexual assault. Their first film in 2012, The Invisible War, chronicled sexual assault within the U.S. military and led to policy changes, while their follow up film, The Hunting Ground, documented student activists pushing for changes to Title IX, opening up more avenues for justice on college campuses.

Prepare for RAINN Day with Free Planning Webinar

RAINN Day (April 8, 2021) is an annual way for college students across the country to speak out about sexual violence and raise awareness on this pervasive issue. This year, as many college events once again are virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hosting a special planning webinar—“Won’t Stay Quiet: Planning for RAINN Day Virtually”— to help our campus partners make their events as successful as possible.

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